5 Star Review: Covering Ollie (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha & On Call series #2) by Freya Barker

Thursday, 18 April 2019



Covering Ollie by Freya Barker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was such a great story by Freya Barker. It had the perfect blend of romance and suspense to keep me hooked right the way through the book. The characters were endearing but, as expected, not without emotional baggage which made the story even more thought-provoking. For me, I think this was one of Freya’s best stories to date.


The main characters, Ollie Rizzo and Joe Benedetti were immediately loveable and you fell for their charms right away. Their children were equally as sweet despite the tragedies and traumas they have faced in their short lives. We also got to revisit characters from the first book in the On Call series which I really appreciated. It’s those little touches which make stories all the more rewarding in my opinion. The way Ollie and Joe came together was sweet and the immediate attraction they felt towards each other definitely transcended the pages.

The drama was felt right from the start and this story even had an organised crime element which piqued my curiosity even further. There was laughter and sadness and I adored the family elders, they were a hoot. Grace is my new idol!

What I love most about Freya Barker’s books is that the characters feel real and are (I hate this word) *mature* in age! Their stories are not forced but come naturally and seem to evolve in front of your eyes. Their personalities are warm and welcoming and the romantic proclivities are passionate without being overbearing.

I haven’t read any of Susan Stoker’s books so I can’t comment on how well the cross-over worked and I didn’t feel at any point that I’d missed out by not reading anything by her but I am definitely intrigued to give the author a read or two when I get chance.

Definitely, another recommended read from me!

This ebook was kindly provided by the author prior to release in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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